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INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring, January 2021 Edition)

It’s a new year 🎉! And Yugabyte is hiring for new positions across a wide variety of departments. In this blog post, we will share with you some of the recent announcements we’re proud of so you can get a flavor for the kinds of things we work on; introduce you to a member of the team, so you can “meet” some of the amazing people you could work alongside of in helping us carry out our mission;

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Wrapping Up 2020 at Yugabyte

2020 has been quite an unusual year. Many aspects of business and life have been radically transformed. Words can’t fully express the suffering experienced this year as individuals, families, societies, and as a global community. But simply put – 2020 was challenging and hard. We wish everyone a kind and gentle new year ahead.

As we eagerly welcome 2021, we also wanted to take a moment to wrap up 2020 at Yugabyte. Amid all the tough spots,

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The Planned 2021 YugabyteDB Roadmap

Our mission at Yugabyte is to build the default distributed SQL database for cloud native applications in a multi cloud world. We recently announced the general availability of Yugabyte 2.5, which brought new features like Geo-Partitioning and Enterprise-Grade security features in addition to major enhancements in multi-region deployments and performance – while also improving on high availability, horizontal scalability, and ease of managing the database. The Yugabyte team is currently working on even more exciting features,

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Announcing Distributed SQL Summit Asia Registration Is Now Open!

Earlier this year, we held the second annual Distributed SQL Summit, a free online conference to push the boundaries of cloud native RDBMS forward. (You can view all the talks on our Vimeo channel) Attendee feedback was very positive, the engagement level was high, and the talks were amazing! We heard the request from several community members to take the show on the (virtual) road to other timezones to make it easier to join live.

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What’s New in YugabyteDB Docs – December 2020

Welcome to this latest post on what’s new and improved in YugabyteDB Docs! We’re continually adding to and updating the documentation to give you the information you need to make the most out of YugabyteDB. 

As a reminder, YugabyteDB provides two distributed SQL APIs:

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INSERT INTO Yugabyte (We’re Hiring, November 2020 Edition)

Recent Highlights and Happenings

It’s time for another monthly hiring blog post from the Yugabyte team. 2020 remains a difficult year; it’s our hope that sharing this information may be some good news to some of you at a time when it’s needed most.

Since our last post, we have made some announcements we’re very proud of, including these highlights …

Yugabyte Was Named a 2020 Gartner Cool Vendor in Data Management

We are incredibly proud to have recently been recognized by Gartner as a Cool Vendor in Data Management!

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YugabyteDB Open Source Community Update – November 2020

We just released YugabyteDB 2.5, and open source software like this doesn’t happen without an awesome open source community backing it. As the year draws to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to call out some YugabyteDB community highlights from 2020.

Our commitment to open source

First, it is worth restating that YugabyteDB doesn’t pay lip service to open source like other database projects. We don’t trick you into downloading software that has time-bombed enterprise features that you can “try,” but ultimately have to “buy”.

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What’s New in YugabyteDB 2.5 – Enterprise-Grade Security Features

The YugabyteDB 2.5 release adds many critical enterprise-grade security features. This blog post outlines these newly added features.

Authentication

Adding scram-sha-256 authentication

The first notable addition is the addition of a much improved, password-based authentication mechanism called Salted Challenge Response Authentication Mechanism (or simply SCRAM) as described in RFC5802. This scram-sha-256 authentication mechanism, identical to the most secure PostgreSQL authentication schema,

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Announcing YugabyteDB 2.5

Support for Geo-Partitioning and Enterprise-Grade Security Features

Our mission at Yugabyte is to build the default distributed SQL database for cloud native applications in a multi cloud world. To further that mission, this release brings major enhancements to multi-region deployments, performance, and security features offered by the database – while simultaneously improving on high availability, horizontal scalability, and ease of managing the database.

  • Enhanced multi-region capabilities with geo-partitioning and follower reads: The YugabyteDB 2.5 release adds row-level geo-partitioning capabilities as well as follower reads to the extensive set of multi-region features that YugabyteDB already had.

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YugabyteDB Community Fundamentals Training and Certification Recap

We recently held our first ever free “YugabyteDB Fundamentals” community training and certification class. A special thanks to Karen Tamrazyan and all 6000+ the members of the Cloud Study Network for hosting us! If you weren’t able to make it, here’s what you missed…

Course Content

Over the span of 90 minutes we covered the following topics in depth:

  • Distributed SQL terms, definitions, and comparisons
  • YugabyteDB architecture and design principles
  • YSQL API development
  • Course review and exam prep

We also worked through a variety of hands-on exercises including:

  • Single and multi-node cluster installs on Mac,

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